Friday, April 29, 2011

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

This is the perfect spring meal for our family. The weather is warm and there are relatively few bugs so we have a tendency to want to play outside right up to half a second before dinner time which means there is no dinner made. Who wants to go in and spend forever making dinner while everyone else is outside playing? Not me, and so I don't. This comes together VERY quickly and only has to bake for about 15 minutes. It is an awesome combo of garlic bread and pizza which also is a plus for my self-proclaimed-vegetarian-carb-loving 17 month old. Yet another gem from the girls at Our Best Bites.

1 roll refrigerated pizza dough (or make your own)
marinara sauce
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. olive oil or melted butter
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
mozzarella cheese
pizza toppings of your choice ( i.e., ham, pineapple, mini pepperoni, sausage)

Preheat oven to heat specified on pizza dough package (usually 400). Unroll your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll the dough so it's about 12" by 8". You're going to want to cut it into 24 squares using a pizza cutter. Place cheese and desired toppings on each square. (The marinara sauce does not go inside, it is just used for dipping.) When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan. Brush the tops of the dough balls with olive oil or melted butter then sprinkle with the garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them, check after about 10 minutes. Serve warm with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

1 comment:

Julie said...

It alarms me to think of how many of these I could eat. Yum!